How to use Alexa For Android
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How to use Alexa for Android?

According to Statcounter in 2018, Android had a 74.45% market share of all Smart Phones. This means that you should have full control of your home if you’re part of the majority, luckily for you, Alexa for Android is 100% possible.

Alexa has had full control over the last few years over our cars, thermostats, lights, televisions and even coffee makers. But if you weren’t aware, you can now keep the handy little Amazon assistant in your pocket!

In 2018, Amazon made Alexa available for a majority of Android devices, which was initially done via the Amazon Shopping App. Now that it’s 2019, you should have access to Alexa from ALL Android-based phones!

How to use Alexa from your Android phone

How to make Alexa your default voice assistant

How to set Alexa as the default assistant on Android

This will replace Google Assistant and this won’t 100% work for all Android devices. Install the Alexa App, Open your Android Settings and navigate to Assist App. Select Amazon Alexa. From here, you won’t be able to wake the phone with your voice but to start this, you now need to hold the home button.

For non-Samsung Android Phones:

  1. Download and install the Amazon Alexa App
  2. Make sure you sign in via the app prior
  3. Open Setting (Cog icon)
  4. Navigate to Apps & Notifications
  5. Navigate to Advanced
  6. Navigate to Default Apps
  7. Navigate to Assist & Voice Input
  8. Select Alexa

For Samsung Android Phones:

  1. Download and install the Amazon Alexa App
  2. Make sure you sign in via the app prior
  3. Open Setting (Cog icon)
  4. Navigate to Advanced Features
  5. Navigate to Device Assistance app
  6. Navigate to Device Assistance app (Again)
  7. Select Alexa

Congratulations! Alexa is now your default voice assistant on your Android Phone.

Alexa app

The easiest way to use Alexa from your Android is from the Amazon Alexa App. Once you have this app open, simply press the blue circular button at the bottom of the app (see below).

Amazon Alexa Voice Control
Amazon Alexa Voice Control

From here, you can ask Alexa a range of questions, such as the following:

  • “Add Cardboard Boxes”
  • “Where is my package?”
  • “What is the weather like in _________”
  • “Turn on kitchen lights”
  • “Read Audible Book”
  • “View Ring Doorbell Camera”

It’s worth noting that Alexa app should be the primary source of voice control via your Android device, although, there are other areas where you can access this voice assistant.

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